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Fireside Tales Told at Halloween

Stories of North Longford families, Of folk then dead and gone – Were told to me when I was young By those …

Great Hen of Gortagowan

Gortagown without a crown: So in time its name was made – So again its famous in modern time For the hen, …

First Day at School

I can’t remember my first day at school in Saint Rynaghs in Banagher (of the famed Annual Horse Fair). So when folk …

Faction Fight of Banagher Town

  For fun folk with sticks each other set to fight It was the fashion of the peasantry of the time The …

Restless Sídhe of Keeraun Hill

Keeraun Hill is a fairy fort, or ring fort, or Danish fort, call it what you will outside Banagher in County Offaly …

Babser

My family came to Banagher in 1977 from Ballinalee in North Longford (via Clones, Athlone, Daingean and Moate!) and I grew up …

More Than Just Another Memory

To ride a horse is to ride the sky, Someone once said somewhere… Well I was not with horses raised, But I …

Address to my Feathered Friend

When growing up in Banagher, the Willie Wagtail was one of my favourite birds. They nested regular in our garden and yard, …

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